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Recommend me a longwing wingtip for wear with jeans...

zerostyle

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Hey all,

I'm looking for a nice looking wingtip shoe or boot to wear with jeans. Here's what I'm trying to find:

1. Has a dainite sole. (Basically don't want to worry about leather getting ruined in bad conditions)
2. Color: A medium'ish brown. Don't want it as light as the walnut color of AE, but not as dark as their burnished brown where you can't see the details in a dark room.
3. Should versatile: casual enough to wear with jeans but stylish enough to wear with chinos and a blazer
4. Under $300

Any ideas? My favorite so far is this alden longwing, but the price is too much for me:

Something like this color from Jcrew/Alden seems about right. (Or a bit more distressed is fine too).



Waxy version at Jcrew here, but $515!!!! http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Shoes/men/PRDOVR~18582/99101829879/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~0~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~alden/18582.jsp



A few I've looked at:

AE MacNeil - didn't like the fit or the color
AE McTavish - I like the waxy look of it, but it's a balmoral instead of a blucher
Alden - Too expensive
Meermin Longwings - looked too plasticy/cheap from pictures

Any others I should check out? Maybe Loake 1880 or Alfred Sargent?
 
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crosswound

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just buy some cole haans and be done with it
 

bellyhungry

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Get the Meermin Karangrain and be done with it.
 

SiegfriedFuerst

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You seem to want cheap, but not cheap looking, when you find that, tell us. Otherwise stick with the Meermin or buy some used Florsheim shell longwings off ebay and get a topy put on them.
 

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